Friday, April 16, 2004
-Bowa: his inability to calm down and relax in stressful situations means that the team tenses up and doesn’t play loose, and when things are bad, things get even worse. When (and if) the Phils make the playoffs, Bowa is going to have to calm-down and relax and let the guys play it out. (In contrast, come playoff time Joe Torre looks like he's falling asleep.)
Will he do that?
-The lack of a lead-off man is hurting the Phils by not setting the table for Burrell, Thome and Abreu. I think we all know Jimmy Rollins isn't the answer.